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Symantec Continues to Lead U.S. Retail Software Market

Cupertino, Calif --September 25, 1998-- Symantec Corporation (Nasdaq: SYMC) reinforced its leadership position in the U.S. retail software market, according to the latest report released by independent market intelligence firm, PC Data. For the month of August, Symantec held five of the top ten positions for best-selling business software.

Symantec was the first software vendor to have five of the top ten products on PC Data's business software list (February 1998), and is the only vendor to have repeatedly achieved this distinction (March and August 1998). In August, the Symantec products in the top ten list were Norton AntiVirus 4.0, Norton Utilities 3.0, Norton AntiVirus 5.0, pcAnywhere 32 and Winfax Pro 9.0. In addition, two of those products, Norton AntiVirus 5.0 and Winfax Pro 9.0, entered the top ten the month they were released.

"Over the past five months, the retail market has been weak and I am pleased that Symantec has sustained a strong presence with several products consistently in the top ten," said Keith Robinson, vice president of the Americas region for Symantec. "This month's report is further testament to the quality of our products and our ability to meet the needs of our customers with a wide range of solutions."

About PC Data
PC Data is the leading market intelligence firm for software and hardware point of sale data with coverage of more than 70 percent of the U.S. retail marketplace. The Reston, VA based company has become the industry standard for tracking software and hardware sales through the retail, corporate and distributor channels. PC Data is located on the World Wide Web at http://www.pcdata.com.

About Symantec
Symantec is the world leader in utility software for business and personal computing. Symantec products and solutions help make users productive and keep their computers safe and reliable anywhere and anytime. Symantec offers a broad range of solutions and is acclaimed as a leader in both customer satisfaction and product brand recognition. Symantec is traded on Nasdaq under the symbol SYMC. More information on the company and its products can be obtained at www.symantec.com.

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